This unusual figure is related in pose and fineness of casting to a gilt-bronze bodhisattva of much larger size (150cm.) illustrated in Zhongguo lida jinian foxiang tudian (Illustrated Chinese Buddha Images through the Ages), Beijing, 1995, no. 312. For other related figures of smaller size see the bodhisattva in the British Museum included in the exhibition, Buddhism: Art and Faith, London, 1985, no. 298, where it is noted that between the 10th and 14th centuries it was popular to depict such figures seated in rajalilasana, p. 207. See, also, the bodhisattva in the Avery Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated by d'Argencé in Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculpture, San Francisco, 1974, no. 154. The first figure is dated to the Yuan dynasty, while the second figure is dated Yuan/early Ming dynasty. The present figure appears to have the remains of a crown, which may have been similar to that of the large gilt-bronze bodhisattva.